Vodacom DRC and Mondia launch 'first-of-its-kind' maternal health service in country

02 March 2021

Vodacom DRC and Mondia launch maternal health service

Vodacom DRC and Mondia have launched a maternal health service

Vodacom DRC and Mondia, a private mobile technology company, have rolled the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The free-of-charge mobile health intervention service that provides Vodacom DRC subscribers with maternal, neonatal and child health information designed to encourage good health practices amongst pregnant women, mothers, partners and caregivers. Mondia creates Mum & Baby's tailored content in the local language, and includes expert articles, videos and information-sharing SMS messages.

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Ericsson digital and mobile money solutions to power better customer experiences for TMCEL subscribers

21 December 2020

TMCEL Mozambique and Ericsson have signed a five-year-deal to expand and modernise its network and digital services ecosystem through the latest Ericsson Business Support Systems (BSS) and mobile money software innovations, features and services.

As a result of the agreement, TMCEL can deliver an improved customer experience to its mobile subscribers.The Ericsson Business Support System (BSS) solution will facilitate TMCEL’s shift to customer-centric business operations and digital engagement. Additionally, Ericsson’s Dynamic Activation (EDA) will address all of TMCEL’s service activation needs with a single, flexible platform. The deal also includes the deployment of Ericsson’s Mobile Money solution.

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Ericsson launches graduate program in Africa to help innovate the future

03 December 2020

Caroline Berns, head of talent acquisition at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says the program “is designed to give graduates’ career an added momentum at just the right time”

Caroline Berns, head of talent acquisition at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says the program “is designed to give graduates’ career an added momentum at just the right time”

 

Ericsson has announced the launch of its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa, which aims to grow the technical skills of the recruits, train them in the Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery and understanding our processes, methods and tools.

It also helps Ericsson “to move the needle on gender equality” within the field of technology as half of the graduates hired are women. This is in alignment with Ericsson Educate and local Connect to Learn projects which empower women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and leverage connectivity to increase access to education for children, especially girls.

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Huawei commits to 5G handsets by year-end

03 December 2020

Huawei has confirmed plans to help supply the continent with 5G handsets, at an average baseline price of US$150, by the end of 2020.

The Chinese company said it will join various manufacturers to ready at least 400 types of 5G smartphones for the African market by the end of this year. However, it did not mention which manufacturers were on board.

Several African countries, including Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia, are planning to roll out 5G networks, but acknowledge the cost of the handsets remains a challenge.

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